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Category Archive for: ADA

5 Things You Didn’t Know About ADA Signage

The term “ADA Signs” is now in widespread use among architects, general contractors, developers, and signage experts. “ADA” stands, of course, for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

But the term “ADA Signs” is misunderstood almost as often as it is interpreted correctly.

For example:

1. A great many people believe that “ADA Signs” refers to those containing Braille symbols for the benefit of people who are visually impaired. That’s like saying elevators are installed in buildings for the benefit of people who are […]

Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which first became the law of the land in 1991, has made incalculable improvements in the lives of countless people. More recently revised in 2010 and made mandatory as of March 15, 2012 for virtually all new construction and renovations, the ADA has resulted in a system of “best practices” that make it possible for disabled persons to access and enjoy an extremely wide range of public and private built environments.

Many people think the […]

Mixed Materials in Interior Signage? Right, on Time

Sometimes it takes a combination of experience and expertise to “bring it all to life.”

For The Blackstone, a 145-unit residential build out in Boston, CWC Builders needed interior signage that was ADA compliant and that reinforced the interior design theme. CWC selected Metro Sign & Awning because, among other things, Metro’s design team and fabricators could handle the entire job in-house. That was important, because CWC’s architects would specify a combination of materials not every signage company can handle.

CWC […]

ADA Update: New Requirements for Room Identification Signs

New ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations regarding signs went into effect March 15, 2012. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Are you compliant? Do you have to be? Here, some quick answers to some of the questions we’re most often asked.

Q: Do I have to worry about […]

Importance of Way Finding Signage

At Metro Sign and Awning, we recently upgraded our equipment in an effort to offer to our customers advanced ADA and Way Finding Signage. Many clients aren’t aware of various options available and that we can help them create a design to compliment their application as well as their budget if brought in during the development stages. We work with architects and developers related to various industries (Health Care, Hotel, Professional, Residential) while offering consultation on color, design, technique, application […]

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